Self-care

You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

Self-care is taking care of your needs through voluntary activity to help holistically maintain your wellness.

Self-care is helpful if you're feeling stressed, having trouble organising your time or feeling overwhelmed balancing your OTT student life. The biggest thing: it is personal! your approach will be different to your best mates because we all have different needs, strengths, skills and likes.

Self-Care Inspiration

What activities make you feel the best and help you to relax?

  • Fix yourself a warm cup of tea
  • Unplug for an hour
  • Colour-in
  • Scratch a lurker off your to-do list e.g. book that dentist appointment 
  • Try meditating
  • Pick up that book you never finished
  • Make one small diet change for the week
  • Get outside
  • Write down your thoughts
  • Express gratitude
  • Get your body moving
  • Pamper yourself
  • Make a time with a friend
  • Do something you loved doing as a child
  • Listen to music
  • Watch the clouds or spot the stars
  • Buy some flowers for your table/room 
  • Create a ‘no’ list of things you no longer want to do or have time for e.g. not checking social media as soon as you wake up or not over committing yourself. 
"Self care isn't about indulgence. It's about self preservation." 
- Audrey Lorde

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Self-Care Apps

Talkspace

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Lumosity

Enjoy brain training created by scientists and game designers.

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Breathing Zone

In just 5 minutes you can start to enjoy the deep relaxation and other health benefits of slower therapeutic breathing.

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Happify

Happify turns the latest innovations in the science of happiness into activities and games that help you lead a more fulfilling life.

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Wellness Coordinator

Will Cook